At the Munich Security Conference, former US Secretary of Defense William Cohen calls for cessation of hostilities in Syria, proposes creation of a “safe zone” and rebuts European perceptions that the US is disengaged.
Losing ground in its power base in the Middle East, the "Islamic State" militant group's future appears as open as ever. DW spoke to counter-terrorism experts and scholars to discuss the likelihood of its survival.
The Syrian army has made significant advances since breaking the siege of Deir el-Zour, said a top Russian general in Syria. The "Islamic State" has lost much of the territory it gained during its brutal 2014 campaign.
By the start of this year, more than half of Europe's asylum-seeker arrivals over a two-year period had yet to be processed, a study shows. For many, the pace hinged on which nation was handling their applications.
Two-time World Cup champions Argentina remain in danger of not qualifying for Russia after earning only a draw against Venezuela. In Europe, Turkey kept their hopes of qualifying alive with a 1-0 win over Croatia.
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